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Contact A Urologist If You Notice These Urine Changes

by Stella Robinson

Carefully monitoring the look of your urine can often help you to identify changes that could indicate a health problem. Most people understand the need to contact a medical professional upon noticing blood in their urine, but it's important to know that you might occasionally see other changes in your urine's appearance that could be a cause for concern. If you notice something unusual after urinating, contact a local urology clinic and set up an appointment. Try to recall the appearance of the urine as accurately as possible; you may even wish to take a photo of it. Here are some changes to note. 


When you're healthy, your urine should have a clear appearance. There may be times, however, when you notice a cloudiness after you use the toilet. Cloudy urine can sometimes be an indicator of various issues, including kidney stones or a urinary tract infection. If you notice cloudy urine after one bathroom break but find that the urine looks normal during subsequent bathroom visits, it might not be a cause for concern. However, if you have several cloudy urinations in a row, reach out to a urology clinic.


It's common to have foamy urine at times. If you've been holding your urine for a prolonged period and have finally visited the bathroom, you might notice a foamy, bubbly consistency. There can be other times, however, that foamy urine is a warning sign of a problem—particularly if your urine is frequently foamy. A foamy consistency can sometimes indicate protein in the urine, which may be a warning sign of trouble with your kidneys. You can expect your urologist to run one or more tests to learn exactly why your urine has this appearance.

Presence Of Pus

It can be a bit of a shock to notice pus in your urine. If this is the case, you might be able to see thick, discolored deposits in the toilet when you're done. If you have pus in your urine, there's a good chance that you have a urinary tract infection or another type of infection. In some cases, there may also be blood in your urine in addition to the pus. Often, you'll experience additional symptoms, such as pain when you urinate.

If you notice a change in the appearance of your urine in any of these ways, get in touch with a local urologist to set up a visit.